Shelter - How Australians Live
Driving down a dirt track one day photographer, stylist and adventurer Kara Rosenlund came across a beautiful but dilapidated farmhouse. Its lonely, worn loveliness kindled a passion in Kara to photograph and celebrate Australia's authentic, intriguing rural homes and the people who live in them. As she travelled the country, documenting raw and real interiors and landscapes, she found shelter - under the roofs of beach shacks, grand homesteads, sheep stations and shipping containers, and in the welcome of strangers.
Kara Rosenlund is an Australian photographer, stylist, adventurer and travelling vintage wares retailer. She was the youngest person to win the much acclaimed 'Canon Australian Institute of Professional Photography 'AIPP Photographer of the Year' title, and built a successful freelance career taking photographs for magazines and advertising campaigns. Her work has also been included in many prestigious exhibitions and acquired in permanent collections both locally and abroad, most notably a solo exhibition at the Sydney Opera House. Relocating from Sydney to London in 2007, she pursued her love for interiors through prop styling, sourcing and buying throughout Europe. Returning to Australia in 2010 she created the much loved 'Travelling Wares' caravan pop up - housed in a 1956 caravan called Frankie, touring the nation selling utilitarian vintage pieces for the home. Kara also teaches popular Vignette styling classes at Megan Morton's The School. She was recently named by UK interiors 'bible' Elle Decoration as 'A Modern Day Martha Stewart' and can be found at kararosenlund.com.